As an African painter, Victoria expresses herself through things happening around telling stories of women longing to get a grip of love, in her painting showing the world that women deserve more than just being a female figure and a vessel of life. She is inspired by the need to see the other gender giving the female figure their place in the world of love and society generally. My works are for the general world of those who see, feel connected, and resonate with the pieces, no matter the skin color or person. I make use of oil color on canvas painterly with brushes and thick layers of palette knives on some specific parts of my painting. I paint my figures trying not to confine the skin tone to a particular tone.
Seeing the works of Duke Asidere, a very notable African artist, gives me more wide perspective of my technique. Through my painting, I choose to tell stories of women who are having issues in their relationships or marriages. Nowadays we find relationships of 3,5years broken off because of one reason or the other. Marriages of 10,30years having cracks in their wall. This leads me to objective thinking of picturing the image of the situations. Asking myself what happened to the happy moments and times spent together. The promises and vows taken on the altar. Why is the other gender always proving egoistic in relationships or marriages? #Black Lives Matter. I make use of palette knives and brushes to express myself with my canvas set and ready on the easel.
Victoria Makinde, based in Nigeria (aka) oyin_crimson. Aged 23, born November 9, 1999. She finished her National Certificate of Education (NCE) at the federal college of Education Abeokuta Osiele, Ogun State, Nigeria. She had her SIWEs (industrial training) at Ebenezer Akinola Studio, Ibadan. Which she stood over for a year After her industrial training for 6 months. Currently, she is practicing in her own space. She is an oil color painter. Studied fine art and love art from the onset. Professionally started art in 2019.
In her recently just concluded group exhibition at Nimbus art gallery to commemorate women’s day on the 8th of March 2022. This allowed her to showcase her artwork. 6 out of 7 of her pieces displayed were sold due to the audience’s likeness to the way she painted and rendered her work intriguingly and attractively giving the atmosphere a more aesthetic feeling and arousing deep meaning. She is represented by Constance and son’s gallery.